My LGBTQ Pride is a year-round deal, but when Pride Month rolls around, I love to level up. Cities across the nation light up with rainbow colors, celebrations, and parades. And house parties and Pride gatherings occur on the daily. If you are ready to take your queer cheer to the next level by throwing or joining a rainbow gathering, we’ve got a list of the best Pride Cocktails for your LGBTQ bash. Let’s get started.
Before you get into cocktail making, look to support small queer-owned businesses when you hit the liquor store (or bar). When you are buying spirits to make your colorful cocktails with, choose options like Five Husbands Vodka produced by Ogden’s Own Distillery. Five Husbands Vodka was launched in 2017 in an effort to help the local Pride celebration up its game. This year, their bottle will up your celebration as a centerpiece talking point.
Don’t have time to mix a cocktail? We’ve got you covered. Try QNSY! Created by a small business located in Queens New York, their sparkling cocktails are refreshing and as delicious as freshly made bar cocktails without all of the work. I personally LOVE their Lovely Rita, but the Cosmo and Mojito are not to be overlooked. You’re going to want to keep your refrigerator stocked with these all summer long. Find them here.
Pride Cocktail Recipes
The Hot Lesbian Cocktail Recipe
1 oz of Kahlua coffee liqueur
2 oz of Vodka
1 oz of Triple Sec
1 splash of Dr. Pepper
Mix Kahlua, vodka, and Triple Sec in a shaker with ice and pour into a glass. Add a splash of Dr. Pepper. Drink and then hump away!
Read more about why I love this cocktail here.
The Bend Over Johnny Pride Cocktail Recipe
- 4 oz diet 7Up or Regular
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1/2 oz Razzmatazz
- 3/4th oz Grenadine
Pour all of the ingredients into a glass and stir. Add ice. Easy as can be.
Find out more about why this is a perfect pride cocktail here.
The Bi Babe Cocktail Recipe
The Bi Babe Cocktail Recipe is reminiscent of a French 75 with Gin but sweet and a color harkens to the Bi Pride flag. Be careful, this is a strong drink and will catch up with you quickly.
- 4 oz Pink Moscato
- 1 oz gin
- Il Tramanto Limoncello (just a splash)
Pour Moscato and gin into a cold glass. Add a splash of Limoncello and float blueberries. Find out more here.
Out and Proud
- 1 oz. Pineapple
- 1/2 oz. Aperol
- Soda Water
- 1 1/2 oz. Empress Gin
- 1/2 oz. Elderflower Syrup
Combine ingredients in a shaker and then pour over rocks in a tall glass. Then make it all fancy with a garnish of lime and lemon.
Pride Summer Cooler
- 1 1/2 oz. Ketel One Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Blanc Vermouth
- 1/2 oz. Light Agave
- 1/4 oz. Fresh Lime juice
- 3-4 pieces of watermelon
- Top with Mineral Water (like Topo Chico)
Grab all of your ingredients except for the mineral water and pour them into a shaker. Then muddle watermelon pieces, add ice and shake then fine strain, and top with Mineral water.
- 2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
- 4 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
- Muddled Raspberries
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau
- 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add ice, shake and double strain into a chilled martini glass with a pink sugar rim. Sip then yell, “Spank me, daddy!”
Taste The Rainbow
- 1 oz. (30ml) Grenadine
- 1/2 oz. (15ml) Peach Schnapps
- 1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
- 1/2 oz. (15ml) Blue Curaçao
- Garnish: Orange Slice, Cherry
1. Pour some Grenadine into the base of a glass and slowly spoon in some ice cubes. Set aside.
2. In a shaking glass with ice, combine peach schnapps and pineapple juice. Shake well.
3. Slowly pour over grenadine, filling almost to the top.
4. In a separate shaking glass with ice, combine vodka and blue curaçao. Shake well and carefully layer on top.
5. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
The Easy Rider
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Peach snaps
- 1 oz. Blue Curaçao
- ½ oz. Grenadine
- 1 oz. Pineapple juice
Pour each ingredient slowly into a glass over ice. Using a spoon, guide each layer one after the other so the colors don’t mix.
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Organic Mixology Coconut & Lychee liqueur
- ½ oz. Hibiscus syrup
- ¾ oz. Lemon juice
- 1 ½ oz. Prosecco
- 1 Strawberry
Muddle strawberry in a cocktail shaker. Add liqueur, vodka, hibiscus syrup, and lemon juice into a shaker with fresh ice cubes. Shake and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with prosecco.
Lesbian Slumber Party
1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream
1 oz Grand Marnier® orange liqueur
1 oz Godiva® chocolate liqueur milk
2 scoops mint chocolate ice cream
Fill blender with ice. Add ingredients and fill with milk. Blend, and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a marshmallow and serve.